Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2014-09-28 16:01
Barrow Clump on the Salisbury Plain in England was a burial site from neolithic through Anglo-Saxon times, so archaeologists were not surprised to find additional burials there, but new discoveries produced a wealth of artifacts including shield bosses, glass beads and a Saxon sword. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2014-09-28 12:18
Kameshima Zentarou Umakai, Silver Buccle Principal Herald, reports that at Their Court at Proving Grounds, Their Majesties Magnus Tindal and Etain of the Kingdom of AEthelmearc offered elevation to the Order of the Pelican to Their Equestrian Champion Shoshida-roku-i Tora Gozen.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2014-09-27 17:25
Lufton, England has been the site of settlement from the Iron Age to the present, but archaeologists working on the Roman era of the town were amused to discover a wax seal from the Middle Ages, decorated with a light-hearted hunting scene. (photo)
Submitted by Sir Brand of An Tir on Sat, 2014-09-27 08:41
Sir Brand deus Leons of An Tir wrote a Shakespearean-style comedic play, "To Each Their Own". The play, reviously published in script form, has been commercially produced and released in audio form.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2014-09-26 13:30
Since the early 16th century, watches have been an elegant fashion statement. David Thompson, former Curator of Horology for the British Museum, looks at the history of the watch in a feature article on the British Museum blog. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2014-09-25 09:10
In a TED Talk video, Sharon N. DeWitte looks at the bubonic plague, which devastated Europe in the 14th century.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2014-09-24 18:55
The British Library reports that it has released its latest list of digitized documents for summer 2014.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2014-09-24 17:41
As late as the 1930s, scholars knew that a late medieval church had once stood in the town of Suraż, Poland. Now archaeologists have verified the oral history with the discovery of remnants of the building.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2014-09-24 12:34
For members of Ballachlagan, the SCA chapter in Wheeling, West Virginia, being part of the Middle Ages is no fantasy, it's a way of life, according to staff writer Daniel Dorsch of the Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register who recently visited the group. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2014-09-23 09:52
Brita reports that she has created an album of photos from K&Q Equestrian Champions which took place recently in the Kingdom of the East. The photos are available on Shutterfly.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2014-09-22 09:59
“I love being able to forget about modern times and I love to do my best to recreate history to the best of my ability,” SCA fighter Jared Kinser said, during an interview with Elysia Conner of the Casper (Wyoming) Journal at the recent Middle Platte Renaissance Faire. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2014-09-21 15:39
The Listverse website offers a top ten list of 10 Swashbuckling Mercenaries Who Ravaged Medieval Europe including Conrad Of Landau and Rodrigo de Villandrando.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2014-09-21 06:22
A discovery of an ancient "iPad," aboard one of 37 sunken ships found in the Theodosius Port on the European side of the Bosphorus, has delighted experts. The 9th century wooden object, they say, "is the ancient equivalent of a tablet computer. The device was a notebook and tool — in one." (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2014-09-20 19:02
Duchess Kathryn reports that, at Their Keeper's of Dry Stone event, Their Majesties Walrick and Cecilia of the Kingdom of the Outlands offered elevation to the Order of the Chivalry to THL Einarr Skallagrimsson.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2014-09-20 12:50
According to legend, Robin Hood married Maid Marian in Edwinstowe, a village near the Major Oak, the legendary shelter for the outlaw and his band of Merry Men. Now volunteers are helping to excavate the area looking for Sherwood Forest's medieval past.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2014-09-19 13:57
In a recent interview as part of the "Alter Egos" series. NPR Morning Edition's David Greene spoke with Franklin Slaton of Birmingham, Alabama, known in the SCA as Baron Cynred of Gwent. The interview is available as a podcast or in print.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2014-09-19 06:53
After 400 years, a ship, believed to be the Cherabin, will be celebrated once again in England. The "state pirate ship," sponsored by Queen Elizabeth I, has been raised from the floor of the Thames estuary to find a new home in the National Dive Centre in Stoney Cove, Leicestershire. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2014-09-18 14:41
Excavators from Scottish Hydro Electric (SHE) Transmission are accustomed to finding historic artifacts during their work. In fact, their team includes an archaeologist. Now a recent discovery of a 14th or 15th century barn has given her something exciting to study.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2014-09-18 11:16
Master Caelin on Andrede reports that he has posted his photos from Pennsic 43. The albums may be viewed on Flickr.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2014-09-18 07:41
In 1564, the Swedish warship Mars went up in flames, taking "800 to 900 Swedish and German sailors and a fortune in gold and silver coins to the bottom of the Baltic Sea." Jane J. Lee offers a feature on the "cursed" ship for National Geographic online. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2014-09-17 19:03
Heywood Bright, liberal British politician, was a collector of rare books. Recently his library, including several previously unknown or incomplete medieval treasures, was auctioned by Christie's.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2014-09-17 16:14
Metal detectorist Philip Jackson made a rare and interesting find recently when his equipment pinpointed a silver pendant in a South Derbyshire field constructed around a Roman intaglio (a carved stone). (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2014-09-17 13:37
Master Abelard die Elster reports that at Their camp at Pennsic 43, Their Majesties Siegfried and Elizabeth of the Kingdom of Northshield offered elevation to the Order of the Laurel to Peter Joyner.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2014-09-17 09:18
Nicholas reports tha he has created an album of photos from Rhaglan Ffaire, which took place recently in the Kingdom of Drachenwald. The photos are available to view on Flickr.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2014-09-16 16:55
Archaeologists from the National Museum of Denmark have declared a small torshammere (Thor’s Hammer Amulet) found recently on the Danish Island of Lolland, the only such amulet with a runic inscription. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2014-09-16 12:17
Duncan reports that at Dragonsspine's Champions/Investiture, Their Royal Majesties Walrick and Cecilia offered elevation to the Order of the Pelican to THL Kiara Loftus.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2014-09-16 09:07
Wencenedl reports that he has discovered a photo composite of SCA license plates found at Pennsic posted on Flickr.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2014-09-15 11:38
Health Canada reports that Golden Artist Colours has issued a recall notice for "QoR® Synthetic Ox Gall which is designed to be used with artists' watercolour paints in small amounts to improve the flow and wetting. The product contains the preservative MIT which can cause skin rash or blistering."
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2014-09-15 09:39
Duchess Kathryn reports that Duke Hrothgar Monomakh was the victor of the Fall 2014 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of the Outlands. His Grace was inspired in his endeavor by Lady Ingriðr Rauðkinn.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2014-09-14 12:09
The battle of Bannockburn took place 700 years ago near Stirling, Scotland. Now the legendary battle has been commemorated by more than 250 re-enactors from around the world. (photos)